status of wireless ad-hoc network project

Ok...well things are moving along.....slowly. I have installed a wireless pci card (atheros chip) in my k-6 desktop, and it is up and running. The AT&T card is up and running on the lapptop. Still need to install the Motorolla USB adapter on the windows box. I have configured the two machines up and running but can't get them to talk. I'm kind of stumbling along blindly here but so far I have;

- ifconfig ath0 up
- ifconfig ath0 xxx.xx.xx.xx (ip)
- ifconfig ath0 mode ad-hoc
- ifconfig ath0 rate 11MB
- iwconfig ath0 essid pluto

Now I go to either machine and type

iwlist ath0 peers.........and get no scan results

So these machines are not seeing each other. What am I missing?

Hmmmmm.........the mystery continues

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I think you are missing the t

I think you are missing the text at the top of the blog page that says:

However, TECHNICAL Support Questions are NOT allowed, and should instead be posted on the forums provided. Thanks!

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nope, didn't miss it. just blogging away while thinking out loud. i just here to satisfy my need to be publicly humiliated. thanks for the input.